John Townshend, 5th Marquess Townshend

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Caricature by ATn published in Vanity Fair in 1870.

John Villiers Stuart Townshend, 5th Marquess Townshend (10 April 1831 – 26 October 1899), known as Viscount Raynham from 1855 to 1863, was a British peer and Liberal Member of Parliament.

Townshend was the son of John Townshend, 4th Marquess Townshend, and Elizabeth Jane Crichton-Stuart. The soldier George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, was his paternal great-grandfather and Prime Minister John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, his maternal great-grandfather. He was elected to the House of Commons for Tamworth in 1855 (succeeding his father), a seat he held until 1863, when he inherited the marquessate on his father's death and entered the House of Lords.

Lord Townshend married Lady Anne Elizabeth Clementina Duff, daughter of James Duff, 5th Earl Fife, on 17 October 1865. Their children included:

Lord Townshend died in October 1899, aged 68, and was succeeded in his titles by his son John. Lady Townshend died in 1925.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Townshend
Sir Robert Peel, Bt
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
1856–1863
With: Sir Robert Peel, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Peel, Bt
John Peel
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Townshend
Marquess Townshend
1863–1899
Succeeded by
John Townshend